• WordNet 3.6
    • v grant be willing to concede "I grant you this much"
    • v grant allow to have "grant a privilege"
    • v grant let have "grant permission","Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"
    • v grant transfer by deed "grant land"
    • v grant give as judged due or on the basis of merit "the referee awarded a free kick to the team","the jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff","Funds are granted to qualified researchers"
    • v grant give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
    • v grant bestow, especially officially "grant a degree","give a divorce","This bill grants us new rights"
    • n grant the act of providing a subsidy
    • n grant a right or privilege that has been granted
    • n grant a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business "he got the beer concession at the ball park"
    • n Grant 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885)
    • n Grant United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)
    • n Grant Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978)
    • n grant (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
    • n grant any monetary aid
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Steam Skidder at Work. Grant County, Arkansas Steam Skidder at Work. Grant County, Arkansas
Baron Grant Baron Grant
Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: George Washington's favorite horse was named Lexington. Napoleon's favorite was Marengo. U.S. Grant had three favorite horses: Egypt, Cincinnati, and Jeff Davis.
    • Grant (Law) A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, an appropriation or conveyance made by the government; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made.
    • Grant The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
    • Grant The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.
    • Grant The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
    • Grant To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede. "Grant that the Fates have firmed by their decree."
    • v. i Grant To assent; to consent.
    • Grant To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give. "Wherefore did God grant me my request."
    • Grant To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition. "Grant me the place of this threshing floor."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1670, Dorothy Jones of Boston was granted a license to sell coffee, and so became the first American coffee trader.
    • grant To transfer the title or possession of in any formal way, specifically for a sufficient or valuable consideration; give or make over; especially, to convey by deed or writing.
    • grant To bestow or confer, particularly in answer to prayer or request.
    • grant To allow; permit.
    • grant To assent to; answer in the affirmative.
    • grant To admit to be true; concede, as something obvious or not required to be proved; accept or concede without proof.
    • grant Synonyms and
    • grant Confer, Bestow, etc. See give.
    • grant To consent; assent; give permission or countenance.
    • n grant A promise; a thing promised.
    • n grant The act of granting; a conferring or conceding.
    • n grant A thing granted or conferred; a boon; especially, something conveyed by deed or patent: often used of tracts of land granted to colonists, railroad companies, etc.
    • n grant In law: Originally, a creating or transferring by deed: used in reference to mere rights, estates in expectancy, and incorporeal property, which could not be delivered. Thus, easements, franchises, etc., were said to lie in grant, because they could not be created or transferred by livery or seizin.
    • n grant In modern use, a conveyance in writing of such things as cannot pass or be transferred by word only, as land, rents, reversions, tithes, etc.
    • n grant An admission of something as true.
    • n grant In brewing, a copper or iron vessel into which the wort flows from the clarifying battery, and from which it is lifted into the wort-pan.
    • grant A Middle English form of grand.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: US Presidents who owned slaves : George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Johnson, and Ulysses S. Grant.
    • v.t Grant grant to bestow or give over: to give possession of: to admit as true what is not yet proved: to concede
    • v.i Grant (Shak.) to consent
    • n Grant a bestowing: something bestowed, an allowance: a gift:
    • n Grant (Eng. law) conveyance of property by deed
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  • Aldous Huxley
    “Most human beings have an infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “If you do know that here is one hand, we'll grant you all the rest.”
  • Michelangelo
    “Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.”
  • John Ruskin
    “Freedom is only granted us that obedience may be more perfect.”
  • St. Francis of Assisi
    “Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.”


Take for granted - If you take something for granted, you don't worry or think about it because you assume you will always have it. If you take someone for granted, you don't show your appreciation to them.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. graunten, granten, OF. graanter, craanter, creanter, to promise, yield, LL. creantare, to promise, assure, for (assumed LLcredentare, to make believe, fr. L. credens, p. pr. of credere, to believe. See Creed Credit


In literature:

My pilots, Grant, the ones I trained!
"A Fine Fix" by R. C. Noll
The railway land grants were notorious because the railways had rarely been done on contract time, and had in theory forfeited their grants.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
It was two of the three Miss Grants going to town with their adopted nephew, Gavin Hume, who was now Gavin Grant.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
At a venture, he gave the boy's name as Ulysses Simpson Grant.
"Ulysses S. Grant" by Walter Allen
Granting that the London coffee house was the first in Boston, then the Gutteridge coffee house was the second.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
His father had refused to grant this: it was now expected that he should grant it himself.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
I can grant you no other terms.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Mrs. Grant is to give us tea, and it will be such a treat for Bessie.
"Our Bessie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
This grant throws light on the condition of London before the great Danish inroad.
"Memorials of Old London" by Various
Further: Halleck claims for himself Grant's success, because Grant obeyed orders, and Rosecrans did the same.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski

In poetry:

We perish if we cease from prayer;
O grant us power to pray;
And when to meet Thee we prepare,
Lord, meet us by the way.
"Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright" by James Montgomery
The dear God hears and pities all;
He knoweth all our wants;
And what we blindly ask of Him
His love withholds or grants.
"The Common Question" by John Greenleaf Whittier
A quiet heart, submissive, meek,
Father, do thou bestow,
Which more than granted, will not seek
To have, or give, or know.
"Blessed Are The Meek, For They Shall Inherit The Earth" by George MacDonald
Great God! How terrible art thou
To sinners e'er so young:
Grant me thy grace, and teach me how
To tame and rule my tongue.
"Against Scoffing and Calling Names" by Isaac Watts
O that the Lord would guide my ways
To keep his statutes still!
O that my God would grant me grace
To know and do his will!
"Psalm 119 part 11" by Isaac Watts
Then answered the noble Signy,
So sore as she must moan,
“God to aid, King’s son Hafbur,
Well will I grant thy boon.”
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris

In news:

Commission slashes block grant funding.
The funding was announced today and is from the Community Development Block Grant Program.
Local Officials Push Congressional Support for the Community Development Block Grant Higher.
Specialty Crop Block Grant workshops offered.
The grant is specifically designed to address community development needs in low-income areas.
There are cuts, and then there are cuts, and the proposed cuts to the Community Services Block Grant program by the House and President Barack Obama are deeper than meets the eye.
Town applying for block grant .
Cornersville applies for block grant .
Housing in Cornersville may be refurbished if the town is successful in applying for a Community Development Block Grant , according to city manager Taylor Brandon.
Caraway receives $27,000 block grant .
Jason Vincent of the Pennyrile Area Development District joined the Trigg County Fiscal Court and Senior Center Director Carolyn Bland for a public meeting last Tuesday about seeking a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
County set to sponsor block grant .
Scott County will sponsor Mission Missouri for a Community Development Block Grant after hearing concerns about the program it will support.
Block grant hearing held.
Several community nonprofit groups, from a soup kitchen to several after-school programs, are hoping the Goldsboro City Council will give them part of a federal grant to help low-income residents.

In science:

Studies of the evolution of hot gas in elliptical galaxies at UC Santa Cruz are supported by NASA grant NAG 5-3060 and NSF grant AST-9802994 for which we are very grateful.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
This work was supported, in a part, by the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation under the grant No. 1999459, and by a matching grant from the Tel Aviv University.
Polychromatic solitons in a quadratic medium
RD is grateful for partial support from NSF grants DMS 0104354 and Focused Research Grant DMS 0139799.
On the Number of Chiral Generations in Z2 X Z2 Orbifolds
SNE supported in part by NSF grant DMS-0071468 and a Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science research professorship, XZ supported by an NSERC grant.
Balls-in-boxes duality for coalescing random walks and coalescing Brownian motions
Partially supported by a Rackham Fellowship at the University of Michigan and the NSF grant DMS–0211133 at the Fields Institute. †Partially supported by the NSF grant DMS–0200325.
Generic Transfer for General Spin Groups